Lisa Schencker,

Lisa Schencker

Chicago, IL, United States

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Past articles by Lisa:

The COVID-19 public health emergency ends today. Here’s what it means for Illinois residents.

State and federal governments are changing requirements related to the illness → Read More

CVS buying Chicago’s Oak Street Health in deal valued at $10.6 billion

The deal aims to expand CVS’ reach into primary care. → Read More

UChicago Medicine finalizes deal to acquire controlling interest in four west suburban hospitals

The hospitals will now include in their names the title UChicago Medicine AdventHealth → Read More

Walgreens to seek certification to dispense abortion pill

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized a rule change meant to broaden access to the medication. → Read More

Good news for consumers, bad news for North Chicago-based AbbVie as its blockbuster drug Humira faces competition

Humira is one of the most popular prescription medications in the world. → Read More

This South Side hospital earned an F for safety. Now it has a B. Here’s how it happened.

Often, when hospitals earn low marks from Leapfrog and other groups, their leaders point fingers. At St. Bernard Hospital, leaders got to work. → Read More

Drug company Horizon Therapeutics confirms it is in talks with potential suitors

Horizon confirmed the discussions Tuesday in a news release → Read More

Despite inflationary 2022, shoppers turn out for Black Friday

Shoppers hit stores in search of deals in the wake of soaring prices. → Read More

Fees for using MyChart? More Chicago-area health systems charging for some messages

A growing number of health systems in the Chicago area and across the country are now charging for some types of messages sent through online patient portals. → Read More

Sale of Weiss, West Suburban hospitals moving forward, despite bankruptcy

The agreement comes after Pipeline, which has owned the hospitals since 2019, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in October, which had thrown the future of the sale into question. → Read More

Illinois’ hospital safety ranking drops again, with one Chicago hospital earning an ‘F’

Illinois’ overall ranking for hospital safety has again dropped, this time to 28th in the country, with one Chicago hospital earning an F → Read More

After initial hesitation, state board approves Advocate Aurora deal to combine with Southern hospital system

A state board approved a plan Monday by Advocate Aurora Health to combine with Southern system Atrium Health → Read More

Shortage of popular antibiotic amoxicillin leaves Chicago area patients scrambling

The latest item to become hard to find is amoxicillin. Tight supply in the Chicago area has left patients scrambling. → Read More

Advocate hospital system reports data breach affecting as many as 3 million patients

A data breach at Advocate Aurora Health may have exposed the information of as many as 3 million patients → Read More

Ukrainian blood bank leaders look to Chicago area hospitals for help

Ukraine had started work to reform its blood system before the war → Read More

Illinois fines Celtic health insurance company $1.25 million

Celtic Insurance Co. allegedly failed to cover mental health and addiction at the same levels as other medical issues. → Read More

Provident Hospital will resume taking ambulances, after more than a decade of not accepting them

The move gives South Side residents another outlet for urgent care. → Read More

South Asian women get diabetes at higher rates. A Northwestern study aims to fight those stats with exercise.

Researchers don’t fully understand why South Asian people get diabetes at such high rates, but a number of factors may be to blame. → Read More

Illinois no longer requiring masks in health care facilities, though many may continue mandating them

The change is in line with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention → Read More

It’s been a month since new COVID-19 boosters arrived. About 10.5% of eligible Illinois residents have gotten them.

Illinois residents have been slow to take advantage of the updated COVID boosters. → Read More